Picador is the literary imprint at Pan Macmillan and what defines a Picador book is the author's voice: we believe the way a story is told is just as important as the story itself. We publish writers from all over the world, bringing international authors to an English-language readership and providing a platform for voices that are often not heard. The Picador list includes literary fiction; new, relevant and challenging fiction; narrative non-fiction; authoritative, cultural non-fiction; and the best contemporary poetry; as well as a number of uncategorizable books that will, we hope, surprise you. We are lucky to be home to prize-winning, internationally renowned writers and we are the proud publisher of many bestselling titles.


We also aim to make beautiful books, with the highest production and design values, from exciting and original first publications to clean, elegantly commercial paperbacks, alongside digital and audio editions.

Our Contacts

  • Paul Baggaley


  • Ravi Mirchandani

    Associate Publisher

  • Francesca Main

    Publishing Director

  • Georgina Morley

    Editorial Director

  • Kris Doyle

    Senior Commissioning Editor

  • Sophie Jonathan

    Senior Commissioning Editor

  • Ansa Khan Khattak


  • Kishani Widyaratna


  • Gill Fitzgerald-Kelly

    Assistant Editor

  • Marissa Constantinou

    Editorial Assistant